Luke 2:24
New International Version
and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”

New Living Translation
So they offered the sacrifice required in the law of the Lord—“either a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

English Standard Version
and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

Berean Study Bible
and to offer the sacrifice specified in the Law of the Lord: “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

Berean Literal Bible
and to offer a sacrifice, according to that having been said in the Law of the Lord, "A pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons."

King James Bible
And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

New King James Version
and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

New American Standard Bible
and to offer a sacrifice according to what has been stated in the Law of the Lord: “A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG DOVES.”

NASB 1995
and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, “A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS.”

NASB 1977
and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, “A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES, OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS.”

Amplified Bible
and [they came also] to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord [to be appropriate for a family of modest means], “A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS.”

Christian Standard Bible
and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons ).

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons).

American Standard Version
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to offer a sacrifice, just like that which was said in the law of THE LORD JEHOVAH, “A pair of turtle doves or two young doves.”

Contemporary English Version
The Law of the Lord also says parents have to offer a sacrifice, giving at least a pair of doves or two young pigeons. So that is what Mary and Joseph did.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons:

English Revised Version
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

Good News Translation
They also went to offer a sacrifice of a pair of doves or two young pigeons, as required by the law of the Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They also offered a sacrifice as required by the Lord's Teachings: "a pair of mourning doves or two young pigeons."

International Standard Version
They also offered a sacrifice according to what is specified in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."

Literal Standard Version
and to give a sacrifice, according to that said in the Law of the LORD: “A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons.”

NET Bible
and to offer a sacrifice according to what is specified in the law of the Lord, a pair of doves or two young pigeons.

New Heart English Bible
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the Law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."

Weymouth New Testament
And they also offered a sacrifice as commanded in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons."

World English Bible
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."

Young's Literal Translation
and to give a sacrifice, according to that said in the Law of the Lord, 'A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Presented at the Temple
23(as it is written in the Law of the Lord: “Every firstborn male shall be consecrated to the Lord”), 24and to offer the sacrifice specified in the Law of the Lord: “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.” 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.…

Cross References
Leviticus 1:14
If, instead, one's offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present a turtledove or a young pigeon.

Leviticus 5:11
But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring a tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a sin offering. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, because it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 12:8
But if she cannot afford a lamb, she shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. Then the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

A pair.

Leviticus 12:2,6-8
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean…

2 Corinthians 8:9
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.









(24) A pair of turtle doves.--The law of Leviticus 12:8 allowed these to be substituted for the normal sacrifice of a lamb as a burnt-offering, and a pigeon or dove as a sin-offering, when the mother was "not able" to offer the former. We may see, therefore, in this fact, another indication of the poverty of Joseph and his espoused wife. The offering had, like all other sacrifices, to be made in the Temple. It seems all but certain that this visit to Jerusalem must have preceded the visit of the Magi. After that, it would have been perilous in the extreme, and the narrative of Matthew 2 implies an immediate departure for Egypt after they had left.

Verse 24. - A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons. The proper offering was a lamb for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or dove for a sin offering; but for the poor an alternative was allowed - instead of the more costly present of a lamb, a second pigeon or dove might be brought. The deep poverty of Mary and Joseph is shown in this offering. They would never have put the sanctuary off with the humbler had the richer gift been in their power.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to offer
δοῦναι (dounai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

[the] sacrifice
θυσίαν (thysian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2378: Abstr. and concr: sacrifice; a sacrifice, offering. From thuo; sacrifice.

specified
εἰρημένον (eirēmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμῳ (nomō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

of [the] Lord:
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

“A pair
Ζεῦγος (Zeugos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2201: A yoke, team; hence: a pair. From the same as zugos; a couple, i.e. A team or brace.

of turtledoves
τρυγόνων (trygonōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 5167: A turtle-dove. From truzo; a turtle-dove.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

young
νοσσοὺς (nossous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3502: A young bird, nestling; a young one. From neos; a youngling.

pigeons.”
περιστερῶν (peristerōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 4058: A dove, pigeon. Of uncertain derivation; a pigeon.


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